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Today’s Bible verse

The more you talk, the more likely you will cross the line and say the wrong thing; but if you are wise, you’ll speak less and with restraint. – Proverbs 10:19 (The Voice)

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Today’s Bible verse

“Even when a person has an abundance his life does not result from the things he possesses.”
Luke 12:15.

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Bible verses on infertility

The word INFERTILITY is not used in many Bible translations. However the word barren is often used.

Here are some translations that use the word and verses containing the word INFERTILITY:

NEW LIVING TRANSLATION
There will be no miscarriages or infertility in your land, and I will give you long, full lives. – Exodus 23:26
Then he went out to the spring that supplied the town with water and threw the salt into it. And he said, “This is what the LORD says: I have purified this water. It will no longer cause death or infertility. ” – 2 Kings 2:21

THE MESSAGE
Abraham didn’t focus on his own impotence and say, “It’s hopeless. This hundred-year-old body could never father a child.” Nor did he survey Sarah’s decades of infertility and give up. He didn’t tiptoe around God’s promise asking cautiously skeptical questions. He plunged into the promise and came up strong, ready for God, sure that God would make good on what he had said. That’s why it is said, “Abraham was declared fit before God by trusting God to set him right.” But it’s not just Abraham; it’s also us! The same thing gets said about us when we embrace and believe the One who brought Jesus to life when the conditions were equally hopeless. The sacrificed Jesus made us fit for God, set us right with God. – Romans 4:19-25

J.B. PHILLIPS NEW TESTAMENT
The story begins in the days when Herod was king of Judea with a priest called Zacharias, whose wife Elisabeth was, like him, a descendant of Aaron. They were both truly religious people, blamelessly observing all God’s commandments and requirements. They were childless through Elisabeth’s infertility, and both of them were getting on in years. One day, while Zacharias was performing his priestly functions (it was the turn of his division to be on duty), it fell to him to go into the sanctuary and burn the incense. The crowded congregation outside was praying at the actual time of the incense-burning, when an angel of the Lord appeared on the right side of the incense-altar. When Zacharias saw him, he was terribly agitated and a sense of awe swept over him. But the angel spoke to him, “Do not be afraid, Zacharias; your prayers have been heard. Elisabeth your wife will bear you a son, and you are to call him John. This will be joy and delight to you and many more will be glad because he is born. He will be one of God’s great men; he will touch neither wine nor strong drink and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit from the moment of his birth. He will turn many of Israel’s children to the Lord their God. He will go out before God in the spirit and power of Elijah—to reconcile fathers and children, and bring back the disobedient to the wisdom of good men—and he will make a people fully ready for their Lord.” – Luke 1:5-17

KING JAMES VERSION
Here are some verses in the KING JAMES VERSION where the word BARREN was used:

And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram’s wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor’s wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah. But Sarai was barren; she had no child. – Genesis 11:29,30

And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived. – Genesis 25:21

And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren. – Genesis 29:31

Thou shalt be blessed above all people: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle. – Deuteronomy 7:14

And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years. – Luke 1:7

Servants of God in the Bible

ABEL
Abel also brought some choice parts of the firstborn animals from his flock. The Lord approved of Abel and his offering – Genesis 4:4 (GOD’S WORD Translation)

ENOSH
Seth had a son whom he named Enosh. It was then that people began using the Lord’s holy name in worship. – Genesis 4:26 (Good News Translation)

ENOCH
And E´noch kept walking with the [true] God. Then he was no more, for God took him. – Genesis 5:24 (New World Translation)

NOAH
and called his name Noah, saying, “Out of the ground that the Lord has cursed, this one shall bring us relief from our work and from the painful toil of our hands.” – Genesis 5:29 (English Standard Version)

But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord. – Genesis 6:8 (English Standard Version)

…In his generation, Noah was a moral and exemplary man; he walked with God. – Genesis 6:9 (Common English Bible)

And Noah proceeded to do according to all that God had commanded him. He did just so. – Genesis 6:22 (New World Translation)

God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fertile, multiply, and fill the earth. – Genesis 9:1 (Common English Bible)

ABRAM/ABRAHAM
The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you. I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others. I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through you.” – Genesis 12:1-3 (New Living Translation)

Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said, “I will give this land to your descendants.” And Abram built an altar there and dedicated it to the Lord, who had appeared to him. – Genesis 12:7 (New Living Translation)

The Lord said to Abram after Lot had parted from him, “Look around from where you are, to the north and south, to the east and west. All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever. I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, then your offspring could be counted. Go, walk through the length and breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you.” – Genesis 13:14-17 (New International Version)

At this Abram fell upon his face, and God continued to speak with him, saying: “As for me, look! my covenant is with you, and you will certainly become a father of a crowd of nations. And your name will not be called Abram anymore, and your name must become Abraham, because a father of a crowd of nations I will make you. And I will make you very, very fruitful and will make you become nations, and kings will come out of you.” – Genesis 17:3-6 (New World Translation)

And God went on to say to Abraham: “As for Sarai your wife, you must not call her name Sarai, because Sarah is her name. And I will bless her and also give you a son from her; and I will bless her and she shall become nations; kings of peoples will come from her.” – Genesis 17:15,16 (New World Translation)

And Abraham was a hundred years old when Isaac his son was born to him. – Genesis 21:5 (New World Translation)

Finally they reached the place that the [true] God had designated to him, and Abraham built an altar there and set the wood in order and bound Isaac his son hand and foot and put him upon the altar on top of the wood. Then Abraham put out his hand and took the slaughtering knife to kill his son. But Jehovah’s angel began calling to him out of the heavens and saying: “Abraham, Abraham!” to which he answered: “Here I am!” And he went on to say: “Do not put out your hand against the boy and do not do anything at all to him, for now I do know that you are God-fearing in that you have not withheld your son, your only one, from me.” At that Abraham raised his eyes and looked and there, deep in the foreground, there was a ram caught by its horns in a thicket. So Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up for a burnt offering in place of his son. And Abraham began to call the name of that place Jehovah-jireh. This is why it is customarily said today: “In the mountain of Jehovah it will be provided.” – Genesis 22:9-14 (New World Translation)

Abraham was now very old, and the Lord had blessed him in every way. – Genesis 24:1 (New International Version)

Further, Sarah the wife of my master bore a son to my master after her growing old; and he will give him everything he has. – Genesis 24:36 (New World Translation)

Then he took his last breath, and died at a very old age. After a long and full life, he joined his ancestors in death. – Genesis 25:8 (GOD’S WORD Translation)

because Abraham obeyed me and did everything I required of him, keeping my commands, my decrees and my instructions.” – Genesis 26:5 (Today’s New International Version)

ISAAC
After that Isaac brought her into the tent of Sarah his mother. Thus he took Rebekah and she became his wife; and he fell in love with her, and Isaac found comfort after the loss of his mother. – Genesis 24:67 (New World Translation)

Abraham gave everything he owned to his son Isaac. – Genesis 25:5 (New Living Translation)

I will bless you, because Abraham obeyed me and kept all my laws and commands. – Genesis 26:5 (Good News Translation)

And Isaac had love for Esau, because it meant game in his mouth, whereas Rebekah was a lover of Jacob. – Genesis 25:28 (New World Translation)

He went from there to Beersheba. That night the Lord appeared to Isaac, and said, “I am the God of your father Abraham. Don’t be afraid, because I am with you. I will bless you and increase the number of your descendants for my servant Abraham’s sake.” – Genesis 26:23,24 (GOD’S WORD Translation)

Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the Lord blessed him. The man became rich, and his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy. He had so many flocks and herds and servants that the Philistines envied him. Genesis 26:12-14 (New International Version)

And the days of Isaac came to be a hundred and eighty years. After that Isaac expired and died and was gathered to his people, old and satisfied with days, and Esau and Jacob his sons buried him. – Genesis 35:28,29 (New World Translation)

JACOB/ISRAEL
Once Jacob was boiling up some stew, when Esau came along from the field and he was tired. So Esau said to Jacob: “Quick, please, give me a swallow of the red—the red there, for I am tired!” That is why his name was called Edom. To this Jacob said: “Sell me, first of all, your right as firstborn!” And Esau continued: “Here I am simply going to die, and of what benefit to me is a birthright?” And Jacob added: “Swear to me first of all!” And he proceeded to swear to him and to sell his right as firstborn to Jacob. And Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew, and he went to eating and drinking. Then he got up and went his way. So Esau despised the birthright. – Genesis 25:29-34 (New World Translation)

So Isaac called for Jacob and blessed him. Then he commanded him: “Do not marry a Canaanite woman. Go at once to Paddan Aram, to the house of your mother’s father Bethuel. Take a wife for yourself there, from among the daughters of Laban, your mother’s brother. May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and increase your numbers until you become a community of peoples. May he give you and your descendants the blessing given to Abraham, so that you may take possession of the land where you now reside as a foreigner, the land God gave to Abraham. – Genesis 28:1-4 (New International Version)

Then Jacob made a vow to the Lord: If you will be with me and protect me on the journey I am making and give me food and clothing, and if I return safely to my father’s home, then you will be my God. This memorial stone which I have set up will be the place where you are worshiped, and I will give you a tenth of everything you give me. – Genesis 28:20-22 (Good News Translation)

As it was, Laban had two daughters. The name of the older was Leah and the name of the younger Rachel. But the eyes of Leah had no luster, whereas Rachel had become beautiful in form and beautiful of countenance. And Jacob was in love with Rachel. So he said: “I am willing to serve you seven years for Rachel your younger daughter.” – Genesis 29:16-18 (New World Translation)

Jacob to Laban: “You had little indeed before I came, but your wealth has increased enormously. The Lord has blessed you through everything I’ve done. But now, what about me? When can I start providing for my own family?” – Genesis 30:30 (New Living Translation)

As a result, Jacob became very wealthy, with large flocks of sheep and goats, female and male servants, and many camels and donkeys. – Genesis 30:43 (New Living Translation)

But God appeared to Laban in a dream that night and warned, “Don’t say a word to Jacob. Don’t make a threat or a promise.” – Genesis 31:24 (Contemporary English Version)

He said to Jacob, “What’s your name?” and he said, “Jacob.” Then he said, “Your name won’t be Jacob any longer, but Israel, because you struggled with God and with men and won.” – Genesis 32:27-28 (Common English Bible)

After Shechem violated Dinah the daughter of Jacob: Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, “You have caused me a lot of trouble! You’ve made the people living in the area, the Canaanites and the Perizzites, hate me. There are only a few of us. If they join forces against me and attack me, my family and I will be wiped out.” Simeon and Levi asked, “Should Shechem have been allowed to treat our sister like a prostitute?” -Genesis 34:30-31 (GOD’S WORD Translation)

Then Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him: “Put away the foreign gods that are in the midst of YOU and cleanse yourselves and change YOUR mantles, and let us rise and go up to Beth´el. And there I shall make an altar to the [true] God who answered me in the day of my distress in that he proved to be with me in the way that I have gone.” So they gave Jacob all the foreign gods that were in their hands and the earrings that were in their ears, and Jacob hid them under the big tree that was close by She´chem. – Genesis 35:2-4 (New World Translation)

God now appeared to Jacob once again during his coming from Pad´dan-a´ram and blessed him. And God went on to say to him: “Your name is Jacob. No longer is your name to be called Jacob, but Israel will your name become.” And he began to call his name Israel. And God said further to him: “I am God Almighty. Be fruitful and become many. Nations and a congregation of nations will proceed out of you, and kings will come out of your loins. As for the land that I have given to Abraham and to Isaac, to you I shall give it, and to your seed after you I shall give the land.” – Genesis 35:9-12 (New World Translation)

Then God talked to Israel in visions of the night and said: “Jacob, Jacob!” to which he said: “Here I am!” And he went on to say: “I am the [true] God, the God of your father. Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I shall constitute you there into a great nation. I myself shall go down with you to Egypt and I myself shall surely bring you up also; and Joseph will lay his hand upon your eyes.” – Genesis 46:2-4 (New World Translation)

JOSEPH
Joseph, when seventeen years old, happened to be tending sheep with his brothers among the flock, and, being but a boy, he was with the sons of Bil´hah and the sons of Zil´pah, the wives of his father. So Joseph brought a bad report about them to their father. 3 And Israel loved Joseph more than all his other sons, because he was the son of his old age; and he had a long, striped shirtlike garment made for him. – Genesis 37:2,3 (New World Translation)

Now men, Midianite merchants, went passing by. Hence they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the waterpit and then sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty silver pieces. Eventually these brought Joseph into Egypt. – Genesis 37:28 (New World Translation)

When Joseph had been taken down to Egypt, Potiphar, Pharaoh’s chief officer, the commander of the royal guard and an Egyptian, purchased him from the Ishmaelites who had brought him down there. The Lord was with Joseph, and he became a successful man and served in his Egyptian master’s household. His master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord made everything he did successful. Potiphar thought highly of Joseph, and Joseph became his assistant; he appointed Joseph head of his household and put everything he had under Joseph’s supervision. – Genesis 39:1-4 (Common English Bible)

So Potiphar gave Joseph complete administrative responsibility over everything he owned. With Joseph there, he didn’t worry about a thing—except what kind of food to eat! Joseph was a very handsome and well-built young man, and Potiphar’s wife soon began to look at him lustfully. “Come and sleep with me,” she demanded. But Joseph refused. “Look,” he told her, “my master trusts me with everything in his entire household. No one here has more authority than I do. He has held back nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How could I do such a wicked thing? It would be a great sin against God.”- Genesis 39:6-9 (New Living Translation)

When they went on speaking to him all of Joseph’s words that he had spoken to them and he got to see the wagons that Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father began to revive. Then Israel exclaimed: “It is enough! Joseph my son is still alive! Ah, let me go and see him before I die!” – Genesis 45:27,28 (New World Translation)

Then Joseph had his chariot made ready and went up to meet Israel his father at Goshen. When he appeared to him he at once fell upon his neck and gave way to tears upon his neck again and again. Finally Israel said to Joseph: “This time I am willing to die, now that I have seen your face, since you are still alive.” – Genesis 46:29,30 (New World Translation)

Thus Joseph had his father and his brothers dwell and he gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the very best of the land, in the land of Rameses, just as Pharaoh had commanded. And Joseph kept supplying his father and his brothers and the entire household of his father with bread, according to the number of the little ones. – Genesis 47:11,12 (New World Translation)

Then Joseph said to the people: “See, I have today bought YOU and YOUR land for Phar´aoh. Here is seed for YOU, and YOU must sow the land with it. When it has resulted in produce, then YOU must give a fifth to Pharaoh, but four parts will become YOURS as seed for the field and as food for YOU and for those who are in YOUR houses and for YOUR little ones to eat.” Consequently they said: “You have preserved our lives. Let us find favor in the eyes of my lord, and we will become slaves to Pharaoh.” – Genesis 47:23-25 (New World Translation)

MOSES
Phar´aoh’s daughter then said to her: “Take this child with you and nurse him for me, and I myself shall give you your wages.” Accordingly the woman took the child and nursed him. 10 And the child grew up. Then she brought him to Phar´aoh’s daughter, so that he became a son to her; and she proceeded to call his name Moses and to say: “It is because I have drawn him out of the water.” Exodus 2:9,10

Now it came about in those days, as Moses was becoming strong, that he went out to his brothers that he might look at the burdens they were bearing; and he caught sight of a certain Egyptian striking a certain Hebrew of his brothers. So he turned this way and that and saw there was nobody in sight. Then he struck the Egyptian down and hid him in the sand. – Exodus 2:11,12

Subsequently Phar´aoh got to hear of this thing, and he attempted to kill Moses; but Moses ran away from Phar´aoh that he might dwell in the land of Mid´i·an; and he took a seat by a well. Exodus 2:15

So when they came home to Reu´el their father he exclaimed: “How is it YOU have come home so quickly today?” 19 To this they said: “A certain Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds and, besides, he actually drew water for us that he might water the flock.” 20 Then he said to his daughters: “But where is he? Why is it that YOU have left the man behind? Call him, that he may eat bread.” 21 After that Moses showed willingness to dwell with the man, and he gave Zip·po´rah his daughter to Moses. – Exodus 2:18-21

Bible verses about giving

By everything I did, I showed how you should work to help everyone who is weak. Remember that our Lord Jesus said, “More blessings come from giving than from receiving.” – Acts 20:35 (Contemporary English Version)

An evil person borrows and never pays back; a good person is generous and never stops giving. – Psalm 37:21 (Contemporary English Version)

Giving to the poor will keep you from poverty, but if you close your eyes to their needs, everyone will curse you. – Proverbs 28:27 (Contemporary English Version)

Honor the LORD by giving him your money and the first part of all your crops. – Proverbs 3:9 (Contemporary English Version)

the days when we Jews defeated our enemies. Remember this month as a time when our sorrow was turned to joy, and celebration took the place of crying. Celebrate by having parties and by giving to the poor and by sharing gifts of food with each other. – Esther 9:22 (Contemporary English Version)

There is a time for finding and losing, Keeping and giving, for tearing and sewing, listening and speaking. – Ecclesiastes 3:6,7 (Contemporary English Version)

And the Scriptures were written to teach and encourage us by giving us hope. – Romans 15:4 (Contemporary English Version)

They even asked and begged us to let them have the joy of giving their money for God’s people. – 2 Corinthians 8:4 (Contemporary English Version)

She must also be well-known for doing all sorts of good things, such as raising children, giving food to strangers, welcoming God’s people into her home, helping people in need, and always making herself useful. – 1 Timothy 5:10 (Contemporary English Version)

And keep in step with God’s love, as you wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to show how kind he is by giving you eternal life. – Jude 1:21 (Contemporary English Version)

“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live for a long time in the land the Lord your God is giving you. – Exodus 20:12 (GOD’S WORD Translation)

Oppressing the poor for profit or giving to the rich certainly leads to poverty. – Proverbs 22:16 (GOD’S WORD Translation)

I have given you an example that by working hard like this we should help the weak. We should remember the words that the Lord Jesus said, ‘Giving gifts is more satisfying than receiving them.’ ” – Acts 20:35 (GOD’S WORD Translation)

If it is encouraging others, devote yourself to giving encouragement. If it is sharing, be generous. If it is leadership, lead enthusiastically. If it is helping people in need, help them cheerfully. – Romans 12:8 (GOD’S WORD Translation)

Until I get there, concentrate on reading Scripture in worship, giving encouraging messages, and teaching people. – 1 Timothy 4:13 (GOD’S WORD Translation)

Guard your heart Bible verses

Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. – Proverbs 4:23 (New Living Translation)

Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life. – Proverbs 4:23 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. – Proverbs 4:23 (New International Version)

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:7 (New International Version)

and the peace of God, that is surpassing all understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:7 (Young’s Literal Translation)

Didn’t the LORD make you one with your wife? In body and spirit you are his. And what does he want? Godly children from your union. So guard your heart; remain loyal to the wife of your youth. “For I hate divorce!” says the LORD, the God of Israel. “To divorce your wife is to overwhelm her with cruelty, ” says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies. “So guard your heart; do not be unfaithful to your wife.” – Malachi 2:15,16 (New Living Translation)

Bible verses about Life

the LORD God formed the human from the topsoil of the fertile land and blew life’s breath into his nostrils. The human came to life. – Genesis 2:7 (Common English Bible)

Honor your father and your mother so that your life will be long on the fertile land that the LORD your God is giving you. – Exodus 20:12 (Common English Bible)

“In old age is wisdom; understanding in a long life.” – Job 12:12 (Common English Bible)

“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! – Deuteronomy 30:19 (New Living Translation)

This was because David did the right thing in the LORD’s eyes. David didn’t deviate from anything the LORD commanded him throughout his life — except in the matter of Uriah the Hittite. – 1 Kings 15:5 (Common English Bible)

He died at a good old age, having enjoyed a full life, wealth, and honor; and his son Solomon followed him as king. – 1 Chronicles 29:28 (Common English Bible)

God replied to Solomon, You have made the right choice. Instead of asking for wealth or treasure or fame or the death of your enemies or even for long life for yourself, you have asked for wisdom and knowledge so that you can rule my people, over whom I have made you king. I will give you wisdom and knowledge. And in addition, I will give you more wealth, treasure, and fame than any king has ever had before or will ever have again. – 2 Chronicles 1:11,12 (Good News Translation)

Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. – Psalm 23:6 (Today’s New International Version)

How long, my Lord, will you watch this happen? Rescue me from their attacks; rescue my precious life from these predatory lions! – Psalm 35:17 (Common English Bible)

No one can ever buy back another person or pay God a ransom for his life. – Psalm 49:7 (GOD’S WORD Translation)

Wealth? It can’t save a single person! It can’t pay a life’s ransom-price to God. – Psalm 49:7 (Common English Bible)

My lips praise you because your faithful love is better than life itself! – Psalm 63:3 (Common English Bible)

My comfort during my suffering is this: your word gives me new life. – Psalm 119:50 (Common English Bible)

Your Word has given me new life. This is my comfort in my suffering. – Psalm 119:50 (New Life Version)

Keep your heart pure for out of it are the important things of life. – Proverbs 4:23 (New Life Version)

Guard your heart more than anything else, because the source of your life flows from it. – Proverbs 4:23 (GOD’S WORD Translation)

People who listen when they are corrected will live, but those who will not admit that they are wrong are in danger. – Proverbs 10:17 (Good News Translation)

The righteous are headed toward life, but those who pursue evil, toward death. – Proverbs 11:19 (Common English Bible)

A peaceful mind gives life to the body, but jealousy rots the bones. – Proverbs 14:30 (Common English Bible)

A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. – Proverbs 14:30 (Today’s New International Version)

The enemy is chasing me, crushing my life in the dirt, forcing me to live in the dark like those who’ve been dead forever. – Psalm 143:3 (Common English Bible)

Your life must be controlled by love, just as Christ loved us and gave his life for us as a sweet-smelling offering and sacrifice that pleases God. – Ephesians 5:2 (Good News Translation)

We encouraged you, we comforted you, and we kept urging you to live the kind of life that pleases God, who calls you to share in his own Kingdom and glory. – 1 Thessalonians 2:12 (Good News Translation)

Make it your aim to live a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to earn your own living, just as we told you before. – 1 Thessalonians 4:11 (Good News Translation)

Physical exercise has some value, but spiritual exercise is valuable in every way, because it promises life both for the present and for the future. – 1 Timothy 4:8 (Good News Translation)

Everyone who wants to live a godly life in union with Christ Jesus will be persecuted; – 2 Timothy 3:12 (Good News Translation)

Try to be at peace with everyone, and try to live a holy life, because no one will see the Lord without it. – Hebrews 12:14 (Good News Translation)

Now listen to me, you that say, Today or tomorrow we will travel to a certain city, where we will stay a year and go into business and make a lot of money. You don’t even know what your life tomorrow will be! You are like a puff of smoke, which appears for a moment and then disappears. – James 4:13,14 (Good News Translation)

This is how we know what love is: Christ gave his life for us. We too, then, ought to give our lives for others! – 1 John 3:16 (Good News Translation)

And God showed his love for us by sending his only Son into the world, so that we might have life through him. – 1 John 4:9 (Good News Translation)

Whoever has the Son has this life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. – 1 John 5:12 (Good News Translation)

The angel also showed me the river of the water of life, sparkling like crystal, and coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb – Revelation 22:1 (Good News Translation)

The Spirit and the Bride say, Come! Everyone who hears this must also say, Come! Come, whoever is thirsty; accept the water of life as a gift, whoever wants it. – Revelation 22:17 (Good News Translation)

Isaac took his last breath and died. He was buried with his ancestors after a long, satisfying life. His sons Esau and Jacob buried him. – Genesis 35:29 (Common English Bible)

Bible verses about Family

That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united with his wife, and they become one. – Genesis 2:24 (Good News Translation)

And for this reason a man will leave his father and mother and unite with his wife, – Mark 10:7 (Good News Translation)

Adam named his wife Eve, because she was the mother of all human beings. – Genesis 3:20 (Good News Translation)

For this reason I fall on my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth receives its true name. – Ephesians 3:14-15 (Good News Translation)

Point your kids in the right direction— when they’re old they won’t be lost. – Proverbs 22:6 (The Message)

Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. – Proverbs 1:8 (Today’s New International Version)

Children, it is your Christian duty to[a] obey your parents, for this is the right thing to do. Respect your father and mother is the first commandment that has a promise added: so that all may go well with you, and you may live a long time in the land. – Ephesians 6:1-3 (Good News Translation)

A rod and reproof impart wisdom, but a child who is unrestrained brings shame to his mother. Proverbs 29:15 (NET Bible)

Correction and discipline are good for children. If they have their own way, they will make their mothers ashamed of them. – Proverbs 29:15 (Good News Translation)

Whoever does not care for his own relatives, especially his own family members, has turned against the faith and is worse than someone who does not believe in God. – 1 Timothy 5:8 (New Century Version)

If anyone doesn’t take care of his own relatives, especially his immediate family, he has denied the Christian faith and is worse than an unbeliever. – 1 Timothy 5:8 (GOD’S WORD Translation)

Listen to your father; without him you would not exist. When your mother is old, show her your appreciation. – Proverbs 23:22 (Good News Translation)

Only a shameful, disgraceful person would mistreat his father or turn his mother away from his home. – Proverbs 19:26 (Good News Translation)

Respect your father and your mother, as I, the Lord your God, command you, so that all may go well with you and so that you may live a long time in the land that I am giving you. – Deuteronomy 5:16 (Good News Translation)

I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you, I will curse. Through you every family on earth will be blessed.” – Genesis 12:3 (GOD’S WORD Translation)

Joseph also provided his father, his brothers, and all his father’s family with food based on the number of children they had. – Genesis 47:12 (GOD’S WORD Translation)

The priest must figure out the field’s value until the jubilee year. You will pay its value on that day as something holy, belonging to the Lord. In the jubilee year the field will go back to the person from whom it was bought, to whom it belongs as family property. – Leviticus 27:23-25 (GOD’S WORD Translation)

Never let a family’s handmill for grinding flour—or even part of a handmill—be taken to guarantee a loan. The family wouldn’t be able to prepare food in order to stay alive. – Deuteronomy 24:6 (GOD’S WORD Translation)

She does not fear for her family when it snows because her whole family has a double layer of clothing. – Proverbs 31:21 (GOD’S WORD Translation)

She keeps a close eye on the conduct of her family, and she does not eat the bread of idleness. – Proverbs 31:27 (GOD’S WORD Translation)

Be devoted to each other like a loving family. Excel in showing respect for each other. – Romans 12:10 (GOD’S WORD Translation)

Whenever we have the opportunity, we have to do what is good for everyone, especially for the family of believers. – Galatians 6:10 (GOD’S WORD Translation)

The children or grandchildren of a widow must first learn to respect their own family by repaying their parents. This is pleasing in God’s sight. – 1 Timothy 5:4 (GOD’S WORD Translation)

So an elder must be a man whose life is above reproach. He must be faithful to his wife. He must exercise self-control, live wisely, and have a good reputation. He must enjoy having guests in his home, and he must be able to teach. He must not be a heavy drinker[b] or be violent. He must be gentle, not quarrelsome, and not love money. He must manage his own family well, having children who respect and obey him. For if a man cannot manage his own household, how can he take care of God’s church? – -1 Timothy 3:2-5 (New Living Translation)

Quotes from the Bible about Strength

The LORD is my strength and my defense ; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him. – Exodus 15:2

Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. – Deuteronomy 6:5

Observe therefore all the commands I am giving you today, so that you may have the strength to go in and take over the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess, – Deuteronomy 11:8

Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died, yet his eyes were not weak nor his strength gone. – Deuteronomy 34:7

So he told her everything. “No razor has ever been used on my head,” he said, “because I have been a Nazirite dedicated to God from my mother’s womb. If my head were shaved, my strength would leave me, and I would become as weak as any other man.” – Judges 16:17

Now please listen to your servant and let me give you some food so you may eat and have the strength to go on your way. – 1 Samuel 28:22

It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure. – 2 Samuel 22:33

Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always. – 1 Chronicles 16:11

Your words have supported those who stumbled; you have strengthened faltering knees. – Job 4:4

It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure. – Psalm 18:32

But you, LORD, do not be far from me. You are my strength; come quickly to help me. – Psalm 22:19

The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. – Psalm 28:7

The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one. – Psalm 28:8

The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace. – Psalm 29:11

You are my strength, I watch for you; you, God, are my fortress, – Psalm 59:9

Do not cast me away when I am old; do not forsake me when my strength is gone. – Psalm 71:9

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. – Psalm 73:26

Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and glory are in his sanctuary. – Psalm 96:6

The LORD is my strength and my defense ; he has become my salvation. – Psalm 118:14

The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the splendor of the old. – Proverbs 20:29

This is what the LORD says: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the LORD. – Jeremiah 17:5

The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights. For the director of music. On my stringed instruments. – Habakkuk 3:19

To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.” – Mark 12:33

For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. – 1 Corinthians 1:25

I can do all this through him who gives me strength. – Philippians 4:13

One of God’s Loving Ways to Deal with Poverty

The set of laws that God gave the ancient nation of Israel included loving provisions to help the poor, afflicted, widowed, foreigners and the less fortunate. One such provision is called gleaning.

Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the verb glean this way: to gather grain or other produce left by reapers, to pick up after a reaper. Therefore gleaning is, the act or practice of gathering grain or produce left behind after a reaper has picked from the field.

God’s instruction regarding gleaning is found in the Bible book of Leviticus where it reads: When you harvest your land’s produce, you must not harvest all the way to the edge of your field; and don’t gather every remaining bit of your harvest. Leave these items for the poor and the immigrant; I am the Lord your God.” Leviticus 23:22 (Common English Bible)

Imagine that! A farmer or anyone who owned acres of land where he planted wheat, barley, rice or any other grain/produce, was told to leave something behind after harvesting. The leftovers were to serve as food for the poor, afflicted, widowed, foreigners and the less fortunate who had to glean or pick the grain/produce for themselves.

The leftovers were not considered a “free handout” because someone had to physically get into the field and work (in some cases for hours) to pick or pick up the grains/produce. The Bible book of Ruth tells of an incident where Ruth was allowed to glean in the field of Boaz. She got up early one day and “…she entered and kept on her feet from that time in the morning…” (Ruth 2:7)  Apparently she spent many hours in the field because it was reported that “she continued to glean in the field until the evening, after which she beat out what she had gleaned, and it came to be about an ephah of barley.” (Ruth 2:17) It is believed Ruth spent at least 4 hours gleaning about 5 gallons or 20 quarts or 22 litres of barley according to today’s dry measurement. That is a lot of hard work.

Our heavenly Father did not want any of his people to suffer undue hardship due to poverty. He showed loving concern for all and instructed his people to do likewise. The apostle Paul was mindful of this when he encouraged all to “…keep the poor in mind.” (Galatians 2:10a)

Anyone who considers him/herself to be a true christian, and claims to live by the words of the Bible should remember these words:

“If you know someone who doesn’t have any clothes or food, you shouldn’t just say, ‘I hope all goes well for you. I hope you will be warm and have plenty to eat.’ What good is it to say this, unless you do something to help?” – James 2:15,16 (Contemporary English Version)

It is very sad that many people today – including politicians who claim to follow the Bible – conveniently forget or ignore this passage in the Bible.

©Jonathan 06/2012